Mozilla Firefox < 23.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801463
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The remote host has a web browser installed that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


Versions of Mozilla Firefox earlier than version 23.0 are prone to the following vulnerabilities:

- Multiple memory-corruption vulnerabilities exist in the browser engine that could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2013-1701, CVE-2013-1702)

- A use-after-free vulnerability occurs when the Document Object Model is modified during a SetBody mutation event. (CVE-2013-1704)

- A use-after-free vulnerability occurs when generating a Certificate Request Message Format (CRMF) request with certain parameters. (CVE-2013-1705)

- Multiple stack-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities occur in both the Maintenance Service and the Mozilla Updater when unexpectedly long paths were encountered. (CVE-2013-1706, CVE-2013-1707)

- A denial-of-service vulnerability occurs when decoding of 'WAV' format audio files. (CVE-2013-1708)

- A cross-site scripting vulnerability affects the application. An attacker can exploit this issue through an interaction of frames and browser history. (CVE-2013-1709)

- A remote code execution and cross-site scripting vulnerability occurs when generating a Certificate Request Message Format (CRMF) request. (CVE-2013-1710)

- A cross-site scripting vulnerability occurs by bypassing XrayWrappers from within the Chrome on unprivileged objects, using XBL Scopes. (CVE-2013-1711)

- A privilege-escalation vulnerability occurs due to an error when using Mozilla Updater. An attacker can exploit this issue to load a specific malicious DLL file from the local system using the Mozilla Updater, and can able to execute the DLL in a privileged context through the Mozilla Maintenance Service's privileges. (CVE-2013-1712)

- A same-origin security-bypass vulnerability exists because wrong principal is used for validating URI for some Javascript components. (CVE-2013-1713)

- A same-origin security-bypass vulnerability occurs due to an error with web workers and XMLHttpRequest. (CVE-2013-1714)

- A DLL hijacking vulnerability occurs that leads to arbitrary code execution. This issue affects the Firefox Full installer and Stub installer. (CVE-2013-1715)

- An information-disclosure vulnerability occurs due to an unspecified error with Java applets. This issue leads to disclose contents of local file system when loaded using the a 'file:/// URI'. (CVE-2013-1717)


Upgrade to Firefox 23.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801463

Family: Web Clients

Published: 8/8/2013

Updated: 8/8/2013

Nessus ID: 69234

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 8/6/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/6/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1701, CVE-2013-1709, CVE-2013-1710, CVE-2013-1713, CVE-2013-1714, CVE-2013-1717, CVE-2013-1702, CVE-2013-1704, CVE-2013-1705, CVE-2013-1708, CVE-2013-1711, CVE-2013-1707, CVE-2013-1706, CVE-2013-1712, CVE-2013-1715

BID: 61641